Asthma medication linked to infertility in women

(University of Adelaide) Women with asthma who only use short-acting asthma relievers take longer to become pregnant than other women, according to international research led by the University of Adelaide.
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Publication date: Available online 17 September 2018Source: Neurobiology of StressAuthor(s): Sarah R. Horn, Leslie E. Roos, Elliot T. Berkman, Philip A. FisherAbstractEarly life adversity is a documented risk factor for substance abuse and addiction. The pre- and perinatal period (i.e., from implantation, through pregnancy, to 6 months of age) is a critical period marked by high biological plasticity and vulnerability, making perinatal stress a particularly robust form of adversity. The neuroendocrine and immune systems are key mechanisms implicated in the transmission of addiction risk. We review animal and human studies ...
Source: Neurobiology of Stress - Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research
Scientists warn that soot from polluted air is reaching the placenta of pregnant women ‚Äč, and could possibly harm the health of unborn babies
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In this study, healthy C57BL/6 J mice were used to establish an animal model of maternal exposure to traffic pollutant during pregnancy, and the toxic effects on the reproductive system of F2 male mice were analysed using mRNA and miRNA microarray. Our results showed that 54 miRNAs and 1927 mRNAs were significantly altered in the exposed group. Gene Ontology (GO) analysis revealed that the most significant GO terms for biological process, molecular function and cellular component were myeloid cell differentiation, growth factor binding and main axon. Kyoto Encyclopedia of Genes and Genomes (KEGG) pathway analysis de...
Source: Environmental Toxicology and Pharmacology - Category: Environmental Health Source Type: research
Authors: Goldenshluger M, Goitein D, Segal G, Apter S, Mor E, Klang E PMID: 30221877 [PubMed - in process]
Source: The Israel Medical Association Journal - Category: General Medicine Tags: Isr Med Assoc J Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Although PG represents an unpleasant mental and physical condition, it does not pose any specific risk to the health of the mother or increase adverse perinatal outcomes for the fetus. Alternative medicine could play a role in the treatment of PG. PMID: 30221872 [PubMed - in process]
Source: The Israel Medical Association Journal - Category: General Medicine Tags: Isr Med Assoc J Source Type: research
During pregnancy, the fetus changes position often, but some positions are safer than others just before childbirth. In this article, learn about baby positions in the womb, including anterior, posterior, transverse lie, and three types of breech position.
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Researchers from the University of Adelaide found female sufferers who take preventer inhalers, which contain steroids, have the same pregnancy prospects as non-asthma patients.
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Background: Asthma has been linked with prolonged time to pregnancy, but our knowledge of asthma and infertility is limitedObjective: To explore a possible association between asthma and infertilityMethods: All pregnant women referred to Hvidovre Hospital (HVH) have been offered enrolment into the Management of Asthma during Pregnancy (MAP) program since 2007. Pregnant women were eligible for the present study provided they had a diagnosis of asthma and had their first visit to the respiratory outpatient clinic within the first 18 weeks of pregnancy (cases). Controls were the three consecutive women giving birth at HVH. In...
Source: European Respiratory Journal - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Clinical Problems Asthma Source Type: research
Environmental exposures are becoming increasingly recognized as important contributors to health. Over the last decade, a significant number of studies have examined the relationship between ambient air and traffic-related air pollution and the incidence of asthma, cardiovascular disease, and reproductive outcomes. Proximity to major roadways has recently been shown to impact time to pregnancy and infertility rates.1 We sought to determine if residential proximity to in-state major U.S. highways and interstates impacts IVF outcomes.
Source: Fertility and Sterility - Category: Reproduction Medicine Authors: Tags: Poster session Source Type: research
Conclusion: To address the many challenges posed by EDCs, we argue that Africans should take the lead in prioritization and evaluation of environmental hazards, including EDCs. We recommend the institution of education and training programs for chemical users, adoption of the precautionary principle, establishment of biomonitoring programs, and funding of community-based epidemiology and wildlife research programs led and funded by African institutes and private companies. https://doi.org/10.1289/EHP1774 Received: 16 February 2017 Revised: 22 May 2017 Accepted: 24 May 2017 Published: 22 August 2017 Address correspond...
Source: EHP Research - Category: Environmental Health Authors: Tags: Commentary Source Type: research
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